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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


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Paul Gordon Baxter

  • Born: October 28, 1955 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Position: Defense, Coach, & General Manager

Selected by Cleveland Crusaders 11th round (#11) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft
Selected by Pittsburgh Penguins 3rd round (#49) in 1975 NHL Amateur Draft


Playing careerEdit

The Cleveland Crusaders drafted Baxter in the first round, 11th overall, of the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft. The following year he was drafted into the NHL (third round; 49th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played a year in the NHL representing the Quebec Nordiques, as well as three years with the Penguins and another four with the Calgary Flames. Baxter spent prior time with teams in the NAHL and WCHL. He retired from the NHL after 470 games, recording a total of 48 goals, 121 assists, 169 points, and 1564 penalty minutes. Paul is the all-time leader in penalty minutes for the WHA with 962, and is also the single-season leader for the Pittsburgh Penguins with 409 during the 1981–82 season.

Paul Baxter continued his career as a coach, leading the IHL's Salt-Lake Golden Eagles to the championship title in '87-'88. He would go on to become the assistant coach of multiple NHL clubs.

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972-73 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 44 9 22 31 359 -- -- -- -- --
Winnipeg Jets WCHL Statistics Unavailable -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 Winnipeg Clubs WCHL 63 10 30 40 384 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 Cape Cod Codders NAHL 2 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
Cleveland Crusaders WHA 5 0 0 0 37 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Syracuse Blazers NAHL 3 1 2 3 9 -- -- -- -- --
Cleveland Crusaders WHA 67 3 7 10 201 3 0 0 0 10
1976-77 Maine Nordiques NAHL 6 1 4 5 52 -- -- -- -- --
Quebec Nordiques WHA 66 6 17 23 244 12 2 2 4 35
1977-78 Quebec Nordiques WHA 76 6 29 35 240 11 4 7 11 42
1978-79 Quebec Nordiques WHA 76 10 36 46 240 4 0 2 2 7
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 61 7 13 20 145 -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 5 14 19 204 5 0 1 1 28
1981-82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 9 34 43 409 5 0 0 0 14
1982-83 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 11 21 32 238 -- -- -- -- --
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 74 7 20 27 182 11 0 2 2 37
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 70 5 14 19 126 4 0 1 1 18
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 47 4 3 7 194 13 0 1 1 55
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 18 0 2 2 66 2 0 0 0 10
NHL Totals 472 48 121 169 1564 40 0 5 5 162
WHA Totals 290 25 89 114 962 30 6 11 17 94

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T OTL Pts Finish GP W L Results
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL Head 82 40 34 - 8 88 2nd West 19 12 7 Won League
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL Head 82 56 22 - 4 116 1st West 14 9 5 Lost Finals
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL Assist
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL Assist
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL Assist
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Assist
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Assist
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Assist
1995-96 Saint John Flames AHL Head 80 35 30 11 4 85 1st Atlantic 16 10 6 Lost Conf Final
1996-97 Saint John Flames AHL Head 80 28 36 13 3 72 2nd Atlantic 5 2 3 Lost Div Semi
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL Assist
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL Assist
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL Assist
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL Assist
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL Assist 67 20 26 12 9 61 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga Head 25 18 6th 6 1 4 Lost Qtr Final
2007-08 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga Head 56 34 16 - 6 97 7th 7 3 4 Lost Qtr Final
2008-09 Wenatchee Wild NAHL Head 58 35 19 - 4 74 2nd West 13 9 4 Lost Final
2009-10 Wenatchee Wild NAHL Head 58 45 10 - 3 93 1st West 18 8 2 Lost in Tournament
2010-11 Wenatchee Wild NAHL Head 24 13 9 - 2 28 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL Head 60 20 35 - 5 45 6th South DNQ
2012-13 Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL Head 60 26 30 - 4 56 5th South DNQ

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